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Crossbones TV series

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It ended well for what it was. Only one loose end which was expected if they hoped for sequels. I actually would have liked to have seen another season. The dialogue and intrigue was fun.

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Now that the show is over, I have to say I rather enjoyed it. It's clear that there was never any intention of presenting something historical but rather, something entertaining in the way of a pirate fantasy. I think JM as an older Blackbeard was great and the flashbacks of him with a full head of black hair, and yes, a black beard, was outstanding.

Sorry to hear it did not get picked up for second season.

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I haven't dared watch the series for fear I would rather want to skewer & run through some people rather than enjoy the series.

All in all, is it worth it? Is it worthy?

~Lady B

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Lady B -

I enjoyed the series and to my suprise so did the missus. I don't subscribe to cable so I picked up Season One on a DVD set.

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I watched the first three episodes. Remarkable that I made it that far, I must have been feeling particularly masochistic. The plot was predictable and pedestrian; the writers had obviously never studied one iota of fighting sail tactics, much less simple physics; Malkovich could never decide on an accent even from scene to scene; and the costumes varied from passable at a Renaissance faire to "Here, put on these pyjamas and wrap a sash round your waist. They'll never know the difference. And yell 'YARR' a lot!". Purely crap television and even worse pirate fiction. Avoid it at all cost. Watch "On Stranger Tides" in reverse. It would make more sense.

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